Marie Meier’s Bride sips pink champagne and wields a cigarette holder with decadent aplomb. She keeps a brain in a bell jar and poses against intricately spooky wallpaper. The image is scratched and weathered like an old postcard, yet as vivid as a stained glass window.
In another painting, The Bride appears as mysterious and formal as a Byzantine icon.
Marie Meier’s subjects include musicians like Lux Interior; pinup queens, strippers and burlesque artistes; Bettie Page and Amanda Palmer, all wrapped in flowers and tentacles, flaming hearts, and candy colored Dia de los Muertos skeletons. Meier calls her outside art style “goth’n roll”.